TotalEnergies will install and operate a 33-MW solar/38.5-MWh energy storage system at Holcim’s Portland cement factory in Florence, Colorado. The solar project will use single-axis trackers and bifacial solar panels.
“As we work to accelerate green growth across the United States, it’s critical that we come to the table with partners who share similar goals around circularity and renewable energy,” said Atl Martinez, VP of Procurement for Holcim North America. “This initiative with TotalEnergies demonstrates an ongoing determination to transform our operations and lower our carbon footprint. It’s a milestone investment that will decrease our reliance on other sources of energy and shrink our utility costs through a powerful combination of clean energy and efficient operations.”
Holcim, a sustainable building products company, has pledged to power all of its U.S. operations with 100% renewable energy by 2050. This solar + storage project in Florence will offset over 40% of the plant’s current energy demand.
“TotalEnergies applauds Holcim’s strong track record of sustainability leadership in the energy-intensive building materials industry, and we are proud to serve as their energy transformation partner,” commented Eric Potts, Managing Director, TotalEnergies Distributed Generation USA. “Our team looks forward to leveraging our expertise in on-site renewable energy solutions as we support Holcim’s transition to 100 percent renewable operations in the U.S.”
Operations of the renewable energy system are expected to begin in 2025.
News item from TotalEnergies
Tell Us What You Think!